Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Climbing the mountain

Today, North Mountain was on my way to an appointment so I hiked up before heading out for my day. When I first moved to Phoenix, I thought, "Oh, it's ugly here... it's just all brown." Well, compared to Mississippi, it was. However, it is far from anything but brown. And this time of year, it begins bursting with color with wildflowers. Within the next month, the mountainside will burst in a yellow blanket of wildflowers. While fall is my favorite time of year elsewhere in the world because it represents all my favorite colors, spring in the desert is just amazing. Soon, all the cactus will be blooming too so you can be sure I'll be taking lots of pictures as I have the past couple of years. Here are a few shots from my morning hike.

I'm hoping to really dig into boxes tomorrow and maybe be able to be home most all morning and see how much I can get done.

I had some fun with Max today playing outside. We have the softest, greenest grassy areas here at the apartments and Max loves being out there. He couldn't find his football for us to play catch today but he asked if I'd come out and play with him. I went out and we tumbled all in the grass barefooted. We did cartwheels, round-offs, and yes, I can still do the splits! Then I got on my back, let him sit on my feet, and either toss him forward "into space" or he'd sit up high and pretend like he was flying a plane. So, a little exercise for me too! ;) It was fun to just lay in the grass laughing with him.


Findings Art said...

You make me homesick for the California desert! We used to call those flowers "belly flowers", as we really had to get down there to see them. After all these years I still have sand in my blood! - Donna A.

Joanne Huffman said...

Beautiful photos!